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Lloyds Banking Group has announced its Chief Executive Eric Daniels will retire in the next year.

Lloyds has announced it is to shed 1800 staff, taking the total number of job losses over the past 18 months to around 18,000.

The Rocco Forte Collection, the Rocco Forte luxury hotel group has won an extension to its £300m loan with HBOS after breaching banking covenants.

The Bank of England has revealed details of a secret £61.6bn bailout of the stricken banks RBS and HBOS last autumn.

Sir James Crosby, deputy chairman of the Financial Services Authority (FSA), has resigned.

He stepped down the day after it emerged he sacked the head of risk at HBOS after he had warned about the bank's risk profile.

Sir James, 52, denied the substance of the allegations, but said:

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  • Author, writer and marketer Ryan Holiday on how entrepreneurs need to interpret failure.

  • Sue Vizard, business coach and author of Jump Start: The Start-up Book for Your Dream Business, looks at some of the questions solo entrepreneurs should ask themselves.

  • Ian Wright, founder and chief executive of, is bringing together SMEs and NEDs - without the hefty recruitment fees.

  • Former professional golfer turned entrepreneur Colin Stevens has had a busy 18 months. The Better Bathrooms founder has increased turnover at the firm, secured a multi-million pound investment and...

Five Minutes With

David Hughes sums up his entrepreneurial career to date thus: four spectacular successes and two failures. He founded the sports retailer Allsports and achieved turnover of £180 million before a vicious price war meant decline, administration in 2005 and a sell-off to rival JD Sports.

It took Richard Shonn, managing director of 151 Products, three years to find a warehouse big enough for his requirements.